HB 159: "An Act relating to dangerous reptiles."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 159 01 "An Act relating to dangerous reptiles." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 16.05.921(b) is amended to read: 04 (b) A permit required under (a) or (c) of this section may be granted only if, in 05 the determination of the commissioner, the applicant demonstrates a valid educational 06 purpose for seeking the permit. A valid educational purpose includes display in 07 educational institutions and in zoos. 08 * Sec. 2. AS 16.05.921 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 09 (c) A person may not breed, sell, barter, or offer to sell or barter a dangerous 10 nonvenomous reptile, except in accordance with the terms of a permit issued under (b) 11 of this section. In this subsection, "dangerous nonvenomous reptile" means a reptile, 12 including hybrids, that is either 13 (1) designated by regulation by the commissioner as dangerous to 14 human beings due to its inherent nature; or 15 (2) a species of reptile of the

01 (A) family Varanidae that is commonly called a water monitor 02 or crocodile monitor; 03 (B) family Iguanidae that is commonly called a green iguana or 04 rock iguana; 05 (C) family Boidae or Pythonidae that has the potential of 06 exceeding eight feet in length as an adult; or 07 (D) order Crocodilia.